Lucas Saffon-López is an associate in Holland & Knight's Bogota office and is a member of the firm's International and Cross Border Transactions Group. His primary areas of focus are project finance, real estate, and international mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Saffon-López is able to understand and service clients in a wide range of transactions in numerous jurisdictions.
Mr. Saffon-López is involved in real estate transactions in Colombia such as real estate acquisitions, financings, long-term lease agreements, and shopping mall and megastore planning and construction. He also actively participates in the negotiation of engineering, procurement and construction agreements for infrastructure projects. Mr. Saffon-López has extensive experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing contracts, including loan agreements, share purchase agreements, factoring agreements, shareholder agreements and other corporate documents.
Mr. Saffon-López received his JD from Universidad de Los Andes and he also has graduated from a Joint Master´s Program in Law and Business from Northwestern University.
Before joining Holland & Knight as an associate, Mr. Saffon-López practiced as international associate in the firm's Washington, D.C., office and, later, in one of Panama's leading law firms. Prior to this experience, he practiced law in Colombia for more than four years.